The 2022 CrossFit Individual Quarterfinals wrapped up on March 27, 2022. With all remaining outcomes now counted, defending Korean National CrossFit Champion, Seungyeon Choi, has logged fairly an eye-opening efficiency. One of the game’s brighter worldwide opponents, Choi completed in forty fifth place worldwide and in first place within the Asia area. It’s her prowess throughout “The Other Total” which may deserve extra consideration.
In a exercise extra formally generally known as Workout 4, the South Korean-born athlete notched a 249-pound clear, a 184-pound bench press, and a 233.7-pound overhead squat. Achieved in 28 minutes and 36 seconds, the 667-pound complete helped give Choi the first-place end within the Individual Asian Quarterfinals.
[Related: Guilherme Malheiros Totals 1,101 Pounds In Event 4 Of The 2022 CrossFit Quarterfinals]
Between the now-concluded Open and Individual Quarterfinals, it’s been a excellent begin to the 2022 CrossFit Games season for Choi. Her efficiency stands out particularly within the Asia area, the place she captured a third-place end through the Open and a first-place consequence through the Individual Quarterfinals, respectively. It’s early however Choi appears to be on a nice monitor because the CrossFit Games season unfolds.
In 2018, Choi competed within the Women’s division throughout her first CrossFit Open. She completed that preliminary marketing campaign 4,822nd globally, sixty fourth within the Asia area, and thirteenth in South Korea. Just a few years later, through the 2021 CrossFit Open, after coaching and gaining expertise, Choi took first general in Asia and South Korea for the primary time. Later, she completed thirty fourth general within the CrossFit Games.
Choi is likely to be on the launch pad of a promising profession. Here are the outcomes of her CrossFit profession thus far:
Seungyeon Choi — CrossFit Season Results
2018 CrossFit Open, Women: 4,822nd place worldwide; sixty fourth place, Asia; thirteenth place, South Korea
2019 CrossFit Open, Women: 1,284th place worldwide; eighth place, South Korea
2020 CrossFit Open, Women: 740th place worldwide; 4th place, South Korea
2021 CrossFit Open, Women: forty fourth place worldwide; 1st place, Asia; 1st place, South Korea
2021 CrossFit Games, Women: thirty fourth place worldwide
2022 CrossFit Individual Quarterfinals, Women: forty fifth place worldwide; 1st place, Asia
At the age of twenty-two, Choi nonetheless has lots to perform.
For occasion, whereas it’s a lofty comparability, five-time reigning Fittest Woman on Earth®, Tia-Clair Toomey, gained her first CrossFit Games when she was 23-years-old. Before she reached the head of the game, Toomey spent a few years honing her craft within the competitors. She didn’t win the CrossFit Games till her third berth in 2017.
If Choi manages to make it during this yr’s CrossFit Games journey, it would solely be her second time competing for the general crown. In that occasion, it seems Choi is according to one of many sport’s present greats.
There will assuredly be a lot of obstacles to return for Choi. Provided she continues to make measured progress, there won’t be any limits on what she will be able to accomplish. Time will solely inform what’s subsequent on the horizon for the younger lady because the 2022 CrossFit Quarterfinals proceed. The Quarterfinals will wrap up on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Featured picture: @crossfitgames on Instagram